Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
65
1.7
Xbox
66
1.8
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Description

In a post-apocalyptic future, a society known as the Brotherhood of Steel is born, wielding powerful weapons and armor from the time before the war, they seek to bring some form of order to the wastelands of what used to be the United States. As a new member(s) to the Brotherhood, you'll soon find yourself separated from your comrades and forced to contend with a variety of missions and challenges alone. Radscorpions, Super-Mutants and Deathclaws are all in the Brotherhood's way, and bringing an end to their tyranny will certainly make the wasteland a safer place.

Brotherhood of Steel is an action game set in the Fallout universe. The Brotherhood members are well armed and carry full clips of ammo (which does run out). New weapons of various nature can be found and equipped to bring new tactics. Shooting down enemies earns experience points and these points are used to improve the attributes of various individual skills. Additionally, your character will have to content with finding keys and other objects, protecting NPCs and jumping over bottomless pits.

Screenshots

Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel Xbox Opening cinematic of the Vaults
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel Xbox Main Menu
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel Xbox Raiders causing trouble in Armpits bar.
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel Xbox Taking care of a little business in the bar.

Alternate Titles

  • "FOBOS" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Fallout: BoS" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

The Rosemary Kennedy of the Fallout family. PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5231)
Fallout has turned into Diablo. PlayStation 2 Horny-Bullant (56)

Critic Reviews

Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Apr 20, 2004 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Feb 03, 2004 4 out of 5 80
IGN Xbox Jan 13, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Xbox Jan 16, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Apr 26, 2004 14 out of 20 70
Extreme Gamer Xbox Mar 11, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Apr 16, 2004 14 out of 20 70
Netjak Xbox Feb 23, 2004 6.6 out of 10 66
RPGFan PlayStation 2 May 12, 2011 60 out of 100 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Apr 08, 2004 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

Product Placement

Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel features a product placement for the real life Bawls Guarana energy drink. This may be jarring to fans of the Fallout series, who are used to having Nuka-Cola as the post-apocalyptic drink of choice.

Reception

Fan response to this game was so overwhelmingly negative that Interplay actually shut down the official Brotherhood of Steel message board. Furthermore, the game's section on the NMA forums (one of the biggest Fallout forum) is called: "Fallout: Piece of Shit (PS2, XBOX, My Lower Intestine)".

Various reasons for the negative reception can be found in this writeup.

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